Canon U.S.A. Launches Océ PRISMAproduction Version 5.0

  Canon U.S.A. Launches Océ PRISMAproduction Version 5.0

    Latest Version of Workflow Management System Provides New and Enhanced

Business Wire

MELVILLE, N.Y. -- October 22, 2013

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced a
new version of Océ PRISMAproduction®, its fully automated high-performance
workflow and output management system for commercial, book, direct mail and
transactional printing.

Océ PRISMAproduction version 5.0 features a host of enhancements and expanded
workflow management capabilities. From the new InkControl and Print File
Enhancer tools to enhancements of existing features, PRISMAproduction version
5.0 helps boost efficiency, improve productivity, increase connectivity, and
provide for flexible usability.

“With the launch of PRISMAproduction version 5.0, we’ve raised the bar in
terms of output management,” said Mal Baboyian, executive vice president,
Canon Solutions America, Inc. “Print service providers now have access to a
more robust suite of workflow management capabilities designed to help enhance
their creative capabilities while streamlining print shop production

Dynamic Additions

For high precision and transparency of print job calculations,
PRISMAproduction version 5.0 includes InkControl, a dynamic new feature which
enables customers to estimate job-specific ink usage before a print run.
InkControl uses the pixel counting feature in the Océ SRA® MP controller,
along with data about actual droplet sizes defined in the job setup, to
calculate ink consumption estimates prior to printing. Actual ink usage is
reported during production.

Another new feature, the Print File Enhancer, allows Print Service Providers
(PSPs) to enhance and/or modify PDF and AFP files through the use of a
Graphical User Interface. They can create index information, add barcodes,
text or images, insert pages, shift content, or sort print files for postal
optimization with just a few clicks of the mouse. This allows for last-minute
changes on print-ready files without having to go back to the original

Enhanced Automation

Additional enhancements, new to PRISMAproduction version 5.0, include the
Pre-Printed Forms Replacement Module, which allows users to use plain white
paper rather than pre-printed stocks for forms output. The Pre-Printed Forms
Replacement Module generates the form data electronically replacing the
pre-printed paper, and controls its use based on settings in the job ticket.

Meanwhile, the enhanced Professional Document Composer (PDC) utilizes a new
user interface which provides an intuitive way of imposing files, resulting in
the streamlined production of books and personalized documents. The PDC is
fully integrated into PRISMAproduction and controlled by the job ticket for
maximized automation. This helps eliminate the need to use external
third-party software to do the imposing and allows for a fully-automated

Users will also find a multitude of integration enhancements, as well as
improvements to support new extensions of the SRA controller according to the
most recent AFP specification. A new operating system, Suse Linux Enterprise
System 11, and full 64-bit support, help increase performance and eliminate
limitations on file sizes.

“With increased pressure on costs and turnaround times, the ability to
effectively manage the entire production workflow is critical,” said Baboyian.
“PRISMAproduction version 5.0 not only gives print service providers control
over all their applications, it helps maximize flexibility, improve turnaround
times and reduce production costs.”

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business,
and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $40 billion in
global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall
in U.S. patents registered in 2012† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s
Most Admired Companies in 2013. In 2013, Canon U.S.A. has received the Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital
camera and printer categories for the tenth consecutive year, and for
camcorders for the past three years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest
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